A few pictures taken over the span of a month. The Croton flower stalk is now just around 25 cm long and the little flowers are opening in little groups, following the flower stalk from the stem of the Croton to the tip of the stalk. They’re only open a day or two and then fall off as a sticky mess. This year they don’t have a strong scent. Last year they had an almost overwhelming scent, like cheap flowery perfume.
I just (finally) got a new phone and took this picture of my Croton to test the camera. This cute little bloom is the perfect model. In a few days, the flower stalk will be overflowing with these cute little blossoms. Right now the bare stalk makes the plant look almost alien.
So I think I finally found the perfect spot for my Croton (Codiaeum variegatum). It developed flower buds for the second year in a row! Apparently it’s thriving in a northern window with pretty much no direct sunlight in a non-heated room, I only use for my clothes and dirty laundry. So there it stays for the rest of its lifetime unless I move before then.